Atomistic study of interaction zone at copper-carbon interfaces
Dorfman, Simon × Mundim, Kleber C. Fuks, David Berner, Alex Ellis, Donald E. Van Humbeeck, Jan #
Materials Science and Engineering C, Materials for Biological Applications vol:15 issue:1-2 pages:191-193
Formation of Cu-C composite is a difficult technological problem: carbon is practically insoluble in copper. We show that the heat treatment of the Cu-C composite leads to the formation of thin (approximately 50 nm) interface, which provides the bonding between fiber and matrix, The high-resolution scanning electron microscopy (HR SEM) study displays the formation of the interaction zone. Monte Carlo simulations with repulsive Cu-C interatomic potentials study this zone on the interface. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.